July 16, 2018
The Rochester Lady Lancers finished their second season in UWS with a 2-1 win against rivals Western New York Flash at D’Youville College on Saturday night.
The Lady Lancers (17 points), who went 0-9-1 in their inaugural season in 2017, finished with a 5-3-2 mark, an improvement of 16 points. They finished in 3rd place, 2 points behind Connecticut Fusion for the last playoff spot. Western New York Flash finished its season in fifth place with a 5-5 record.
Going into the game, The Lady Lancers needed to win, and have Connecticut Fusion lose their last game. The Lancers held their end of the bargain, but Connecticut would beat Worcester 5-0 to claim the final playoff spot.
The Lancers took the lead in the 1st half on a goal by Caroline Kopp, but the Flash tied the game 1 minute later on a goal from Carissima Cutrona. Elin Eklund would get the game winner in the middle of the second half, ensuring a winning record for Coach Sal Galvano.
Caitie Broderick made 2 saves in the win.